The story of Azienda Agricola Tiberio rings more like a new world tale than one from the old world of the ancient lands beneath the Majella and Gran Sasso mountains in Abruzzo. At 350 meters, twenty three miles inland from the seaside city of Pescara near the hillside town of Cugnoli, Riccardo Tiberio found an old plot of Trebbiano Abruzzese vines roughly 50 years old so impressive that he decided to change his and his family’s destiny.
Pale, bright yellow-green. Aromas of crisp yellow apple, white flowers, lime and hazelnut: this is very pretty and very Trebbiano Abruzzese, not Trebbiano Toscano. For all its juiciness this is tactile and blessed with sneaky concentration, boasting excellent energy to its bright lemon, herbal and toast flavors. Uncharacteristically for this wine, there’s a suggestion of opulence here joining in the more usual elements of freshness and austerity. Finishes long, classically dry and laid-back, with a light saline component and outstanding freshness. Chill this well and get ready to drink it all summer long. 2023 – 2028
Dusty florals, young peach, incense and mint form a captivating bouquet as the 2022 Trebbiano d’Abruzzo opens in the glass. This balances vividly ripe orchard fruits with minerals and spice as a core of zesty acidity maintains a fantastic balance. The 2022 is superbly balanced and finishes remarkably fresh yet long and sapid. Frankly, it’s incredible that this is Tiberio’s “entry-level” Trebbiano d’Abruzzo. 2023 – 2038